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this week. unlike most of us, the pain, the terror at robb elementary is a daily ever present worry. she is a high school english teacher. >> the grossness of it feeling normal almost. because we have this happen so often. and then there is the heaviness of having a brave face so that the kids feel like they're safe. >> this is lindsey and a few of her new graduated students. she thinks about that window behind her, a lot. >> there is a back window on the back side of our class that when i got my class this year, i immediately recognized that's the one i'm going kick out if i need to and how far would i have to jump out of that window. and what would be the path to the nearest street. >> reporter: it's not just the windows. >> there are zip ties and shoelaces in my drawer, and kids just think i'm overprepared. but if you wrap them around the
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spring hinge of a door, you can't open that door. >> reporter: she runs lockdown drills every year with her kids. but when her son, who was a student in the same district she teaches in had his first drill, she broke down in tears. >> his very first lollipop came from his kindergarten teacher when she gave them suckers so that they would stay quiet for their practice drill. and thank god it was a practice drill. but that's my memory of his first lollipop. and then i went and got a bag of lollipops for my high school students for the next year. >> reporter: years after columbine, after sandy hook, after parkland, and now robb, lindsey is angry, infuriated even that this problem hasn't found a solution or the political will for one. >> i signed up so that i could help be a part of 'syndst or triumph. some ddyidn't sign up to throw life on the line for them. i would, but i didn't sign up
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for that. >> reporter: graduation is june 1 for lindsey's students. there is relief in the summer break. but come fall, she and other teachers will once again see the hope and promise of a new school year along with more lockdown drills and the threat of tragedy once again. in sunnyvale, andria borba, kpix 5. a solemn day in san jose as the city marked one year since the vta mass shooting. a gunman walked into the railyard, killed nine of his coworkers. the city held a day of remembrance in honor of the victims. city leaders presented an american flag to the vta, the same one that was raised over the crime scene following last may's tragedy. a grieving mother who lost her son in that shooting was among those who spoke at today's ceremony. >> i am wearing the clothes today that i wore with him on the last time i seen him on sunday, may 23rd. we had lunch. we took a ride on his
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motorcycle, and i spent six hours with my son, not to know that that was the last time i was going hug and kiss him goodbye. >> since the shooting, several families of the victims have filed wrongful death lawsuits against the vta and law enforcement. well, a new one was filed today on behalf of lars keplar lane. his family claims the transit agency, the sheriff's office, the private security firm hired to protect the facility failed to provide adequate security, despite prior complaints about the gunman. and in response to the suits, the vta did issue a statement saying in part, quote, the vta is focusing on the continued healing of our employees and the families of our deceased coworkers. we will address lawsuit claims at a more appropriate time. happening now, a vigil at the san francisco intersection where two pedestrians were killed last weekend. mary and little wil la
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henderson, a mother and daughter from florida died after a car hit them at third and mission. the two were in town for a wedding. local safety advocacy groups are calling for lower speed limits in that area and for more traffic calming measures. eight other pedestrians have been killed in san francisco just this year. vallejo police may close its nighttime 911 dispatch center because of critical staffing issues. the vallejo police officers association says in the last two years, there has been mass exodus of staff leaving to work for other agencies in the region. vallejo dispatchers handle about 400 to 500 calls a day. the poa says the center has two people working per shift when they should have five. the city did release a statement saying in part, quote, the safety of the public is of the utmost importance, and vallejo pd command staff will take all necessary steps to ensure there are no interruptions to emergency dispatch. let's take a live look out
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at san francisco. new data from the u.s. census bureau shows the city has the largest percentage population drop of any major u.s. city during the pandemic. kpix 5 sean chitnis spoke to one worker who made the move, and asked experts whether the trend will continue. >> reporter: experts who follow population trends say this new data isn't surprising, and it's not only happening in san francisco, but for people who live in this city, the combination of the high cost of housing and the ability to work remotely is making it a popular choice. . >> when the pandemic happened, i was really just focused on living in my kind of shoe box environment. and really kind of covid gave me a chance to look for a little bit more space. >> reporter: tim long moved to san francisco five years ago. he enjoyed city living, but as the experience changed from 2020 to 2021, he decided toe make the move to the suburbs. >> at the end of my time living in san francisco, i almost felt
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like the city was kind of like chasing me out. >> reporter: he settled in the south bay last year. >> i definitely got quite a bit more space. i like three or four x'd the amount of livable space i have. i now have a garage, which has also been really helpful. no more parking tickets. >> reporter: the u.s. census bureau data showing which cities had the largest gains and drops in population from the beginning of the pandemic to last summer. >> i think we can kind of safely assume that the new normal is just going to look very, very different. >> reporter: as a percentage, san francisco's population dropped more than any other city. but other major u.s. cities like new york and washington, d.c. also saw significant decreases. >> is this just a pandemic-related blip or is this a broader move away from high-cost areas? >> reporter: the bay area council is studying the trend as other cities in the region also showed significant changes in their population. >> i'll always love san francisco. >> reporter: for wong, it was a change in lifestyle and outlook.
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>> this experience has kind of shrunken the bay for me. it's just made my hometown a lot bigger. >> reporter: the city he used to call home is still within reach, but the benefits of his new address aren't easy to give up. >> and definitely trying to create a contingent of folks willing to move to the suburbs. >> reporter: reporting from san francisco, sean chitnis, kpix 5. still ahead on kpix 5 and cbs news bay area -- >> more rattlesnake sightings. that could be a sign of what is to come. how these neighbors of ours could be responding to a changing climate. and 25,000 pounds of trash taken from lake tahoe. what all that garbage will soon be turned into. plus bay area commuters have a new way to get around. we'll take you inside the newest and fastest ferry to join the fleet. the onshore breeze strong enough to push that marine air far into the inland valleys today. still rather breezy inland in the east bay.
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another cool day on the way
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well, this evening the cdc has confirmed a case of monkeypox in sacramento county. it's the first in california. health officials say the patient contracted the virus while traveling abroad, and that person is isolating, reportedly doing well. now the cdc's identified nine cases of monkeypox in seven states as the risk to the general public remains low. on to the coronavirus now and cdc's map shows the transmission rate in california is high. the state's seven-day positivity rate has jumped to 6.6%. that is nearly a 2% increase from last week. in contra costa county, officials opened up four covid-19 test to treat sites
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this week. those sites in antioch, brentwood, san pablo and pleasant hill. people who test positive for the virus could be prescribed an antiviral medication that can help reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill. we're getting a look at the newest ferry that will soon be crisscrossing the bay. it's sleek, fast and more efficient. take a look. a the 320 passenger ferry called the mv dorado is designed to make quick turnarounds to meet the growing demand for ridership. it also has more outdoor passenger space. transportation leaders say it saw a rise in ridership after lowering its fares. >> riders used to pay a premium to ride ferry service. and now they don't need to worry about price. they can choose the travel mode that works best for them. so many are choosing the ferry. we're very happy about that. >> officials say ridership also increased after it expanded services and opened a new terminal in alameda. new at 6:00, 25,000 pounds of trash pulled from the waters
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of lake tahoe will soon be transformed into a sculpture. the group behind the first of its kind cleanup held a vote on what that sculpture of litter should look like. they announced today it will take the form of a bald eagle holding a trout. once completed, the sculpture will be placed at the new tahoe event center in south lake tahoe. the east bay regional park district has issued a rattlesnake advisory. park staff say they've seen what they call a reemergence in recent days. >> isn't that fun? wilson walker reports this type of activity is something we could see more of. >> reporter: if our recent warm weather has drawn you out, you are not alone. we do have another rattlesnake advisory just as we're learning more about how rattlesnakes might respond to a warming climate. >> you know, my girls stay pretty close by. make sure she is well monitored for sure, especially on these
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hotter days. >> reporter: when chris and hazy take a hike around shell ridge, they try their best to keep their eyes on the ground. >> absolutely, yeah. we keep our eyes pealed for snakes every day. >> reporter: and the park district is asking everyone to be careful as snakes have been active lately. but like the old idea of a fire season, snake season is stretching out across the calendar as well. >> april, middle of april, we're starting to hear a lot of comments from visitors and park staff that they were spotting rattle snakes. >> reporter: there is growing evidence that snakes are thriving in a warming climate. more warm day, more snakes out and about. >> yeah. we've actually heard some studies that have talked about the possibility that the warming climate is bringing the snakes out in greater numbers that there is a little bit of scientific evidence now pointing to that. >> reporter: all worth keeping in mind when you hit the trails. >> you keep an eye on the trails
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ahead. it's never a good idea to walk off trail, but especially now. >> absolutely, yeah, the tall grass is a problem. >> reporter: in diablo foothills park, wilson walker, kpix 5. >> not what you want to encounter on your hike. that's for sure. >> make lot of noise so they hear you. they want to take off. >> yeah, most of the time. watch where you step, watch where your dogs step, watch where they sniff. we have a couple of beagle mixes that walk with their nose on the ground. the weather is going to be a lot cooler over the next several days, maybe the flakes be retreating to try to stay warm underground. let's take a look. fog and low cloud cover spreading back out as we head through the rest of tonight. a little more sunshine tomorrow. it's still going to be cool. it's still going to be breezy. and it's even going to be a couple of degrees cooler than that saturday. a gradual warming trend starts to kick in on saturday. it will be more noticeable with the warm-up continues tuesday
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and wednesday of next week. it's really going to be spreading out. widespread to begin the day on friday. it backs up toward the coast as we head to about late morning, midday at the latest. more of a mix and clouds and sunshine overhead for the rest of the day. no moisture out of the clouds. a little bit of additional sunshine now that we're only a few weeks away from the first day of summer. temperatures should be a couple degrees warmer than today in a lot of inland portions of the bay area. the winds are noticeable this evening. they're mostly going to calm down. it's still going to be breezy on the down slope side of the diablo range. the winds will be picking back up as we head through the day tomorrow. not quite as strong as today. the strongest gusts in the 15 to 25-mile-per-hour range. but that's noticeable. it's enough to make it feel cooler and enough to keep that cool air locked into the inland valleys as we finish off the workweek and head into the holiday weekend. there is the cloud cover as we look out from the some of salesforce tower. most of our temperatures are in the 60s. we had that wide range in temperatures yesterday. now it's a 10-degree difference. 59 in san francisco to 69 degrees in san jose.
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most temperatures are in the low to mid 60s this evening. might need maybe a light jacket as you head out for a walk. temperatures drop do you think to low to mid 50s in most locations by early tomorrow morning. this is a very normal temperature map for late may in the morning. temperatures are going to be slow to warm up because of the fog and cloud cover. kind of putting the breaks on the cloud initially. by noon only low 60s in oakland. some low 70s farther inland. but a lot of upper 60s as well. temperatures will top out around the bay and coast. upper 50s along the coast. mostly low to mid-60s around the bay. inland mid- to upper 70s. the very warmest spots reaching up to around 80 degrees. the cooler temperatures, you know your dogs are going to enjoy. kind of a bittersweet dog walking forecast. we had jeremy from john and suzy submitted a couple of months ago. shared his picture on the air right before he passed away. it's always sad when that happens, but john and susie decided to rescue another dog. say hello to sage. she gets to say hello to very
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nice temperatures in palo alto. looks like she is settling in. temperatures topping out in the low 70s. and that's not too warm to head out walking in the middle of the afternoon. the temperatures will drop off a couple more degrees saturday. san jose cools off a few more for sunday because the northwesterly winds off the bay. and then the warm-up starts to kick in. slightly above average temperatures by tuesday and wednesday before we start cooling off again on thursday. the warmest spots with this next mini warm spell, not even going to call it a heatwave, mid- to upper 80s. temperatures along the coast don't change a whole lot. upper 50s to around 60 degrees. at least you'll see more sunshine by sunday, monday and tuesday. >> sounds good. >> thanks. cbs evening news is coming up. >> here is tony dokoupil with a preview. tony? >> allen, liz, good to see you. from uvalde, texas, after kpix 5 at 6:00, school security nationwide are looking what's being done to protect american children. we heard from a student who saw the massacre up close.
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that's tonight on the cbs evening news. straight ahead in sports, another watch party. and why not? especially when the warriors are involved. come on back to thrive city. like the saying goes, ain't nothing but a party. coming up, our streaming service cbs news bay area we'll learn about the new drama series "tom swift" set to premiere next tuesday. watch our stream whenever, wherever. and find us on pluto tv, on any
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out-of-state corporations wrote an online sports betting plan they call "solutions for the homeless". really? the corporations take 90 percent of the profits. and using loopholes they wrote, they'd take even more. the corporations' own promotional costs, like free bets, taken from the homeless funds.
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and they'd get a refund on their $100 million license fee, taken from homeless funds, too. these guys didn't write a plan for the homeless. they wrote it for themselves. nba up top from third and
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warriors way. the dubs are working inside. but we're outside at our watch party at third and warriors way. warriors trying to have their way with it. we'll see what happens at the finish. some news and notes for you. you're not going to see folks like otto porter jr. come off the bench. the highlights, well, he won't be a part of it. he remains sidelined with a foot injury. the good news if the warriors win, they'll get a week off before the nba finals start. but in the meantime, it's an opportunity for one of their rookies. >> look moses moody. >> moses moody has made a name for himself. he scored 10 points in game four, but nor importantly, he has earned the trust of his veteran teammates. >> it means a lot. because, i mean, i'm sure they brought it up for and have me.
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>> moody won't be a teenager for much longer. he has a birthday coming up on tuesday. he will turn 20. let's switch gears to the nfl, and the talk is colin kaepernick, his workout. how did it go with the raiders yesterday? well, head coach josh mcdaniels isn't saying. he gave the reporters we only talk about people on our team when asked about kaepernick earlier today. michelle wie west is putting her golf career on hold. she plans to stop playing competitively after next week's u.s. women's open. wie west has played in only seven tournaments. she is having a baby girl in 2020. the stanford alum is married to jerry west's son johnny, who works in the warriors front office. no days off for pga champ justin thomas, playing this week in fort worth, texas. shot of the day from nick taylor. look at this. this approach on 12 for eagle.
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oh! come on! yeah! taylor shot a 66, part of an eight-way tie for the lead. now cal baseball, they gave new meaning to, well, pac-12 after dark. here's what i mean out of this one. cal and baseball. the bears' opening game of the conference tournament started at 10:20 p.m. they beat ucla with a final out coming at 1:26 a.m. and a team meal at what a burger to celebrate. the bears play oregon state tonight. tyler shaw played quarterback for oregon last season. heavy transferred to texas tech this spring and has already cashed in. shaw recently proposed to his girlfriend jordan. the engagement ring part of a new endorsement deal with texas jewelry company. more of the nil is alive and kicking. how come they can't work in tv.
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stamp an x on my head and be a walking advertisement. >> that's coming, vern. that's coming. >> the mic flag. so what do you think, vern? the warriors have not lost a play-off game at home. tonight the night? >> tonight could be the night. they got a fast start, and that's a good sign. >> something about that warriors kraut. >> it's a lot. >> it adds a little pep to their step. no doubt. all right, vern, thanks. >> thank you. well, up next, a popular state park reopens to the public after a
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i've lived in san francisco for 20 years. i'm raising my kids here. this city is now less safe for all of us. chesa boudin is failing to hold repeat offenders accountable. he prosecuted zero fentanyl drug dealing cases, even though nearly 500 people have died of overdoses. i'm voting yes on h to recall chesa boudin now. we can't wait one more day when people are dying on our streets.
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the big basin redwood state park in santa cruz mountains making a slow yet steady recovery after a devastating wildfire two years ago. >> flames from the czu fire
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burned nearly all of the 18,000 acres that make up the park, killing douglas firs, live oaks and charring thousands of redwood trees. today new signs of life. up high where branches burned off there are new sprouts, and the base of trees that looked nearly dead before, there are lots of new upchutes. >> the forest does its own thing. it doesn't care what humans do. >> 100%. this fire is just a reminder we have very little control over these things. >> with more sunlight able to reach the floor, the flowers are blooming, grass is growing. shrubs apparently doubled in size. the park will partially reopen for visitors to day use only after the fourth of july. >> it is so beautiful. look at all that green and those wildflowers. >> people apparently are very concerned about what they call the mother tree and the father tree in the forest. the rangers say they survived. that they're in good shape. >> that's awesome. good toe soochlt.
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>> yto see. >> the news continues streaming on cbs news bay area. you can find it on the kpix 5 app. the cbs evening news is coming up next.
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captioning sponsored by cbs qu >> dokoupil: tonight, new questions in uvalde, texas. why was the gunman able to stay inside a fourth grade classroom for an hour? and why was the school side door unlocked? tonight, the growing outrage. as a community mourns, police defend their response to one of the deadliest school shootings in american history. plus, the death toll grows: the husband of a teacher killed dies of a heart attack. the family says it was grief. inside the classroom: >> and then he came in and he crouched a little bit, and he said, "it's time to die." >> dokoupil: we hear a devastating firsthand account from a nine-year-old boy. remembering the victims-- the brother struggling to understand why his sibling won't come home. students across america demand action. thnd

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